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Daily News Analysis 07-06-2015

S.NO.

NEWS ITEM

SYLLUBUS

ESSENCE OF THE ARTICLE

1.         

 

Delhi, Dhaka set boundary pact in motion (Pages 1 and 8)

a)     I.R

a)     In a historic step towards improving ties, India and Bangladesh exchanged the instruments of ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement, promising an end to the stateless existence of more than 50,000 people in 162 enclaves on both sides of the border.

2.

Connectivity deals will benefit both India, Bangladesh (Page 8)

a)     I.R

a)     The multi-level connectivity using water and land ways (which are partly in the form of agreements and partly in the form of MoUs) will boost Bangladeshs economy on the one hand and Indias access to north-eastern states on the other.

3.

Manipur salutes Army jawans killed in ambush (Page 9)

a)     I.R

b)     National

a)     The Manipur government accorded full state honours to the 17 personnel of 6 Dogra Regiment at the Tulihal international airport in Imphal.

4.

Russia not a threat to the West (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Saying he was still committed to a Ukraine peace deal after a fresh flare-up in the countrys east, Russian President Putin insisted that Russia is not a threat to the West.

5.

India-US trade at $103 billion: US envoy (Page 13)

a)     Economy

a)     US envoy said the India-US bilateral trade in goods and services has crossed the elusive $100 billion threshold and now stands at $103 billion, adding that both countries still have a long way to traverse to reach the goal of $500 billion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BACKGROUND

IMPORTANT POINTS

1.         

 

Delhi, Dhaka set boundary pact in motion (Pages 1 and 8)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Bangladesh relations

b)     Economic cooperation

c)     Trade ties

d)     Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)

e)     Teesta water sharing deal

f)     Feni river

 

a)     In a historic step towards improving ties, India and Bangladesh exchanged the instruments of ratification of LBA, promising an end to the stateless existence of more than 50,000 people in 162 enclaves on both sides of the border.

b)     Foreign Secretary Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart signed documents and exchanged the modalities for implementing the deal. The deal (signed in 1974) entered the process of implementation after Parliament ratified it in May.

c)     The two countries signed 22 agreements and MoUs on economic cooperation, trade and investment, security, infrastructure development, education, science and technology, information technology and culture to take their ties to new heights.

d)     Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina commemorated the role of Bangladeshs founding father (Sheikh Mujibur Rahman), former Indian PM Indira Gandhi and President Pranab in reaching the LBA.

e)     Bangladesh will open a mission in Guwahati and India will open its in Khulna and Sylhet. The two sides agreed to establish special Indian economic zones in Mongla and Bheramara.

f)    Modi said he was confident that with the support of the State govts, the two countries could reach a fair solution on the sharing of waters of the Teesta and the Feni rivers.

2.

Connectivity deals will benefit both India, Bangladesh (Page 8)

a)     I.R

a)     India – Bangladesh relations

b)     Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)

c)     Chittagong port

d)     Mongla port

e)     Fenny river

a)    The multi-level connectivity using water and land ways (which are partly in the form of agreements and partly in the form of MoUs) will boost Bangladeshs economy on the one hand and Indias access to north-eastern states on the other.

b)     While discussion related to re-energising Chittagong and Mongla port in the south of Bangladesh was going on for a while, for first time both sides have agreed to move forward signing key deals related to enhancement of connectivity.

c)     According to Foreign Secretary Jaishankar, one of the key deals is coastal shipping between the two countries. The agreement will contribute to the growth of Bangladeshs shipping industry. It will enable direct, regular movement of ships between India and Bangladesh. He said the renewal of protocol on inland waterways and transport will also boost the Bangladeshi shipping industry.

d)     Additionally, the MoU to revitalise the ports in the south of Bangladesh is explained as a win-win deal. Regarding access to Chittagong and Mongla port for movement of goods to and from India with the proposed bridge over the Fenny river on the India-Bangladesh border, he said there will be road connectivity to Agartala, improving Indias access to north eastern region, while Bangladesh will have access to Nepal and Bhutan.

e)     While the celebration started soon after the modalities for implementation of the LBA were exchanged between the PMs, the process to implement the ratified agreement may take some time.

3.

Manipur salutes Army jawans killed in ambush (Page 9)

a)     I.R

b)     National

a)     India – Myanmar border issues

b)     Manipur situation

c)     National Socialist Council of Nagaland –Khaplang (NSCN-K)

d)     National Intelligence Agency (NIA)

 

 

a)     The Manipur government accorded full state honours to the 17 personnel of 6 Dogra Regiment at the Tulihal international airport in Imphal.

b)     Official termed the killing by insurgents a cowardly act. He underlined the need to launch joint operations against the militants by the State and Central forces. Patrolling should be intensified along 325-km-long Manipur-Myanmar border as militants are taking advantage of the hilly terrain.

c)     He said the Army had come to Manipur to maintain peace. But counter insurgency operations were being launched following the attack. The NIA has been entrusted with the probe into the attack. The NIA is also likely to look into the source of highly sophisticated weapons used by the militants with incendiary bombs being used for the first time.

d)     Meanwhile, the NSCN(K) has threatened more attacks. In a press release, it said that the attack was carried out by Naga Army Elite strike unit with the special task forces of Kanglei Yawol Kunna Lup and the Kangleipak Communist Party.  

4.

Russia not a threat to the West (Page 12)

a)     International

a)     Russia – West relations

b)     Ukraine crisis

c)     Ukraine peace deal

d)     NATO

a)     Saying he was still committed to a Ukraine peace deal after a fresh flare-up in the countrys east, Russian President Putin insisted that Russia is not a threat to the West.

b)     He stressed that Russia only sought to defend itself from outside threats.

c)     He pointed out that NATO members have defence expenditures that are 10 times Russias military spending, adding that the US military budget was the biggest in the world. To ensure a strategic balance, Russia will develop systems to overpower anti-missile defences.

d)     Speaking about the Ukraine crisis, he accused Kiev authorities of being unwilling to implement a European-brokered peace deal agreed in February in Minsk and enter into dialogue with pro-Moscow rebels.

5.

India-US trade at $103 billion: US envoy (Page 13)

a)     Economy

a)     India-US trade ties

a)     US envoy said the India-US bilateral trade in goods and services has crossed the elusive $100 billion threshold and now stands at $103 billion, adding that both countries still have a long way to traverse to reach the goal of $500 billion.

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